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Daily Devotional - May 4th

May 4, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read - Judges 19:1-20:48; John 3:22-4:3; Psalm 104:24-35; Proverbs 14:22-24

Psalms 104:30
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth.  

From the beginnings of the earth, the Holy Spirit has played an integral part in creation. Genesis 1:2 says He hovered over the face of the waters during creation. In the gospels of Matthew and Luke, it is recorded that the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and she conceived Christ.

Everywhere He goes the Holy Spirit overflows with life and fruitfulness. From the tiniest sea creatures living in the depths of the ocean to the ancient and majestic redwoods, the Holy Spirit is involved in the propagation of all living things.

He moves over and covers the face of the earth bringing life, renewal, and resurrection. Death and darkness flee in His presence because death and life cannot cohabit. When the Holy Spirit comes, death succumbs and is swallowed up by life because life always wins.

Do you need a spiritual renewal? Surrender to the precious Holy Spirit and ask Him to fill you afresh with His presence. Are there areas in your life where you feel barren and lifeless? Ask Him to breathe life into the barrenness. Are there areas in your body needing healing or even a re-creative miracle? Go to the one who watches and hovers over creation. Run to the one who breathed Christ into the womb of Mary. Embrace the precious Holy Spirit and receive Him. Jesus sent Him to His bride as a gift.

Breathe Him in and watch as new shoots of life begin springing up. The old cracked ground gives way to lush new growth and your entire life will bloom and transition into a new season.

Life always follows the Holy Spirit. If you ever wonder if an individual and/or church welcomes and embraces the Holy Spirit, look for fruit, joy, newness, freshness, power, and life. It is not difficult to spot the workings of the Spirit of God.

Renewal is the Holy Spirit's specialty and He loves infusing those who are dry and thirsty with His baptism of life giving fire. If you desire a life filled with fruit, joy, and power then ask Jesus to baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. You will never be the same and your Christian walk will take a giant leap upward!
 
He renews the face of the earth...What will He do with you!

Dear Jesus, I want everything You desire to give me. You have a special bridal gift for me that I have yet to receive. I have procrastinated long enough and now I am ready to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit. I ask You to baptize me with the Holy Spirit and fire. As Your Word says in 1 Corinthians 14:1 - "Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts," I desire all the spiritual gifts, I desire the power to overcome sin, and I desire to be a bold witness for You. I raise my arms to You in surrender and I receive the fire and power of the Holy Spirit. In Your awesome Name I pray. Amen!